no name wrote:I would feel better giving Duper a 2 year 8 million deal than having him on the books for 4 years even with a low cap hit.
thehockeyguru wrote:IMO Kunitz is more valuable than Dupuis. Its going to be hard to justify paying Dupuis more than 3.75M. Personally I wouldn't go higher than 3.25/3.50.
Beveridge wrote:Question for someone who knows more about contracts and the CBA.
Could the Pens give Dupuis a one year contract at 2 million and then turn around and offer him an extension a month later 3 years 12 million? Or would that fall under "against the spirit of the rules" and not be allowed?
Give him his money, but have it be in future years where cap will go up.
Boogeyman wrote:Jonathon Cheecho scored 56 goals within a season in this league, 37 the following year. Where is he now? Like I said above, this whole thing wreaks of what went down with Ville Leino a few years back. If Dupuis gets this 4-5 million dollar contract that's being thrown around, he better prepared to be hated the first 4 game stretch he goes with out point production.
You just don't pay a 34 year old career role player anything near 4 million dollars based on a few good seasons. You let someone else do it.
As far as intangibles and all the warm and fuzzy "glue guy" leader stuff with Dupuis... We acquired arguably two of the most well respected captains in the league and this team still pooped itself in spectacular fashion in the post season. All the while turning into a bunch of head cases. Dupuis or no Dupuis doesn't change a thing in that regard.
Furthermore, it's time to move on from this particular group of role players (Dupuis,Cooke,Kennedy,Adams etc.) If you are not going to change the coach or the system, then go out and get players who are hungry and new to the scheme.
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